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Scouting for Food


Over 2,500 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and leaders in the Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America, will be participating in the annual Scouting for Food Good Turn.  During Scouting for Food, Scouts go out into the community and collect food items to donate to local food banks for those less fortunate. Not only does Scouting for food help others, but it also provides a way for Scouts to do a good turn and gain community service hours.

Scouts will be placing special cards explaining the Scouting for food program throughout the community. They will also go to neighborhoods and local business and request donations of nonperishable food to be used for food pantries. Scouts who are using the cards will need to put the date they will be returning to collect on it. The collection dates are Saturday, February 6, 2015 and February 13, 2016.  Once the food is collected it is delivered to the designated collection point.  

Last year 29,000 cans and boxes were collected for the Blue Ridge Council in this annual Scouting "Good Turn”. Since 1910, the Boy Scouts have been serving communities through these "Good Turn” projects.


Types of items to be donated: (Plastic Containers, Canned or Boxed Items Only)

 - Soup

 - Beef Stew 

 - Chili 

 - Canned Fish 

 - Canned Meats 

 - Canned Vegetables 

 - Canned Fruit 

 - Peanut Butter 

 - Instant Potatoes

 - Instant Rice

 - Spaghetti

 -  Diapers 

- Pet Food

 - Nothing Perishable or Frozen*

Call your District Executive for more details on your district’s Scouting for Food plans.